The best coasters to keep your furniture mark-free
Drinks mats can be beautiful as well as practical. Here’s our round-up of the best coasters you can buy online right now.
Able to protect your surfaces from watermarks and coffee mug stains, coasters are an essential for every home. The good news is that they don’t have to detract from the look of your furniture. There are hundreds of stylish options out there, in a huge variety of shapes, colours and materials.
The best coasters can enhance the look of your tables and cabinets, and, when paired with great crockery and cutlery, can even help you create an Instagrammable dining table. Here are some of our favourites, from marble and stoneware designs to more unusual options made with leather, seagrass and recycled beach plastics.
The best coasters for style and practicality
LindDNA Curve Glass Coaster
If you’re after a stylish yet understated coaster, try this one from LindDNA, which is perfect for modern and minimalist homes.
With its asymmetrical pebble shape and textured upper, it brings Scandi style. And you can choose from several muted colour tones, including green and blue, as well as neutral shades like grey and nude.
As for the construction, this coaster combines 80% leather with 20% natural rubber for durability. In fact, it’s three times more durable than standard leather, so it should stand up to everyday use in busy homes.
LIGA Beach Clean Cork Round Coasters
It’s hard to ignore this eye-catching coaster from Liga. It belongs to the brand’s Beach Clean collection, which recycles food-safe EVA plastics found in our oceans. These repurposed fragments are mixed with natural cork to create sturdy coasters and placemats, each with unique patterns and colours.
These are some of the best coasters around when it comes to sustainability. Even the cork is responsibly harvested every nine years to avoid damaging the Portuguese cork oak trees and preserve habitats for native birds, animals and plants.
Combine these coasters with a set of Liga Beach Clean placemats to create a cohesive tablescape.
No list of the high street’s best coasters would be complete without a nod to Anthropologie. The popular retailer has stocked these beautiful crackle-glaze coasters for several years, and sells them in a range of different colours. Grab a few from one collection or mix and match throughout your home.
At the moment, the colour options include lime, navy and slate - perfect for coastal or botanical schemes.
Bee Beaded Coasters Set
Featuring a cheerful on-trend bumblebee design in a range of summery colourways, this fun set proves coasters don’t have to be boring!
They come in a pack of four, and each handmade coaster features carefully positioned glass beads inside metallic golden edging. On the back, you’ll find a layer of cotton to keep your furniture scratch-free.
Stoned White Marble Coasters
Marble coasters are a great choice for anyone who prioritises quality, style and neutral colouring. There are lots available to buy online, but we’ve chosen these matt ones from Stoned, which are created in the brand’s Amsterdam-based workshop.
You’ll be able to choose between two shapes: square and hexagonal. Or you could buy a combination to use throughout your home.
Personalised Wooden Name Coaster
A personalised coaster makes a thoughtful gift, and this design is one of the most elegant options you can buy online. Submit your choice of name and add a message on the underside for a special touch.
Thanks to the simple design, naturalistic font and subtle botanical leaf emblem, this coaster would make a stylish present for friends and family.
Red Resin Art Coasters
- Buy now from Etsy UK (£9.00)
Check out these eye-catching designs for coasters that’ll really make an impact. They’re crafted by hand from non-toxic epoxy resin and each one features a unique swirl pattern.
We love the vibrancy of these attention-grabbing pink and red coasters, but there are plenty more to browse with different colour tones. Take a look at KateChestersArt page to find similar designs in blue, black and gold.
Lunar Oceans Marble & Acacia Wood Coasters
- Buy now from Made.com (£24.00)
Made.com keeps things neutral here with this smart coaster set. It combines sleek white marble with dark acacia wood for a high-quality finish.
4 Azu Tile Coasters
Another stunning option from Anthropologie, these colourful coasters come with vibrant tones and intricate design details. Handmade in Portugal, they give a nod to the ceramic wall and floor tiles you’d find there.
With their unique patterns and styles, they’re perfect for eclectic and boho schemes, or anyone who wants to inject a bit of European sunshine into their own home. You’ll be able to choose between a few different design options.
Seagrass and Jute Coasters
- Buy seagrass coasters from The White Company (£16.00)
- Buy jute coasters from The White Company (£16.00)
Opting for natural coasters like these is an easy way to create a relaxed, beachy vibe in your home. The White Company does them well; choose between handmade jute designs from Fair Trade Bangladeshi suppliers and seagrass versions, hand-woven in Vietnam.
Creative Tops Cork-Backed Coasters
With their warm yellow hues and crisp white backgrounds, these lemon-themed coasters will give any table a summery look. Carry them outside for barbecues and al fresco meals during the warmer months, or use them to bring a bit of summer sun inside during autumn and winter.
The design includes a grippy, non-scratch cork base to keep your surfaces free from marks, and a lacquered upper for easy cleaning.
Alice is a digital writer with a knack for tracking down the most innovative and exciting products to hit the market. Working across several of Our Media's special interest brands, she's written for publications including Countryfile, Gardens Illustrated and Science Focus. Outside of work - and lusting over homeware and gardening products - you’ll find her rambling in the great outdoors or watching an old film.